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JohnGalt
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:56:57 AM

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Paul R wrote:
I sometimes open this thread first thing in the morning when I am still not 100$ awake and think I a looking at a real mine.

It is just incredible. Wish I could think of more superlatives to use!!


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Guy any chance of stock being bought from the Lorraine Mine Co. They have the best equipment and maintence program I have ever seen, they have to be operating in the black and must give great returns to their stock holders. This diorama is great, I still don’t think I catch everything even though I go thru them twice.
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 5:19:32 AM
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Gents,

Many thanks for your support.

The main structure is pushed in the workshop to be picked-up by the overhead crane at one end:









To be continued.
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The 2 other pieces of the structure are brought in:







To be continued.
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To be continued.
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GuyM
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Final stages of the equipment erection:







Fixing the horizontal beam to its end supports is the last part of the erection operation:



What could be the function of that equipment? We'll probably know more tomorrow as we go through its live tests.

Regards.
Guy

Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 12:02:38 PM
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Guy this anticipation is getting like Christmas Morning.
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Weserhutte
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 1:49:58 PM
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GuyM wrote:
What could be the function of that equipment? We'll probably know more tomorrow as we go through its live tests.

Regards.
Guy


It looks like the world's largest rotisserie!
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 5:19:38 AM
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The workshop maintenance team testing the new equipment:







Weserhutte said: "It looks like the world's largest rotisserie!" They roasted animals should be mammoths!

The response is somewhere in the following picture:



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Guy

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To be continued.
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The Workshop Leader is so excited about testing his "new toy" that he couldn't wait for the Peterbilt driver to properly shut the truck hood after his daily routine checks:



I suppose that you have now a better understanding of the equipment use.

To be continued.
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To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:04:49 PM
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Guy that garage is filling up quickly. When will the dump bed be ready and what do they use to baste it.
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Quinella
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:14:05 PM

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Guy: Ask them how they put a driver in that First Gear Pete. Do the doors open? The weathering on that truck and all the lines makes it look great. Otherwise, I don't like the cheap looking chrome when they are new in box. And where do they find all the figures in different poses. Preiser doesn't make many of those poses. Craig
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:45:46 PM
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Craig,

My personal view is that figures may come from "Creatpshop", as this small French company is offering quite a wide range of different figures, not limited to (I think) repainted Preiser ones: http://www.creatpshop.sitew.com/#Presentation (just open the 8.4Mo Acrobat dossier to get a better knowledge of their production).

I'll ask Denis anyway about the Pete driver and about the different figures displayed in the diorama.

Regards.
Guy
Claus
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:46:39 PM

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Awesome diorama!! Your details are incredible.


Arttista Is where I like to get my figures from, painted pewter.

arttista.com
Weserhutte
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:20:26 PM
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GuyM wrote:

Weserhutte said: "It looks like the world's largest rotisserie!" They roasted animals should be mammoths!


That's funny! I was thinking of the kind of rotisserie you put cars and trucks on to restore them, not the cooking kind. But, it's the same concept.
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Weserhutte wrote:
GuyM wrote:

Weserhutte said: "It looks like the world's largest rotisserie!" They roasted animals should be mammoths!


That's funny! I was thinking of the kind or rotisserie you put cars and trucks on to restore them, not the cooking kind. But, it's the same concept.


I have seen big rotisseries like that to build loader buckets.
Exkvate3140
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So they don’t baste the dump body?
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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 4:44:35 AM
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Quinella wrote:
Guy: Ask them how they put a driver in that First Gear Pete. Do the doors open? The weathering on that truck and all the lines makes it look great. Otherwise, I don't like the cheap looking chrome when they are new in box. And where do they find all the figures in different poses. Preiser doesn't make many of those poses. Craig


Craig,

I have got a response from Denis on questions above:

"I introduced the Peterbilt driver through the door. When vehicles have fixed doors, then I dismantle the cab. When the place is too narrow, legs and arms are cut and glued back, once the driver is in its seat.
Most of LorraMine figures are coming from Preiser or from a hobby German site: https://www.rd-hobby.de/de/Catalog/Detail/14163
I paint them myself but sometimes I modify some of them, as required
".

I hope it helps.
Guy
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